Straco Corp inks deal to buy Singapore Flyer for $140 million

The acquisition "represents an expansion of the group's core tourism related business," Straco told the Singapore Exchange. -ST

Save over $12,000 a year

With these clever tricks and tweaks to your lifestyle, you can save enough for your family's next big holiday. -Simply Her

Unionists worried about new CPF option

They fear low-wage earners will come to grief if they withdraw lump sum cash. -ST

SGX to cut board lot size from Jan 19 next year

Change will impact minimum number of shares investors can apply in an IPO. -BT

Nespresso brews success with S’pore as regional base

Nespresso, which is part of the Swiss food giant Nestle Group, employs about 100 people here, 80 per cent of whom are Singaporeans. -ST

So easy to spend, so hard to pay up

He is well-educated and only 29 years old, but Mr Tan has already racked up $85,000 in debt. -TNP

Singapore inflation eases to 1.2% in July

Private road transport costs fell by 1.6 per cent in July from June's 2.8 per cent increase. -BT

House of exhibits

The home of David Chua and Jeannie Ong is a showcase of their antiques, furnishings and items collected during their frequent travels abroad. -BT

Singapore's GIC in final talks to buy Tokyo building for $2b: Sources

GIC is in talks for the 32-storey Pacific Century Place Marunouchi in a prime spot near the Tokyo railway station. -Reuters

35,000 older workers earn less than $1,000

Many work because they can't depend on children, but new govt schemes provide relief. -ST

Guidelines for strata-landed housing developments fine-tuned

Developers will have to set aside at least 45 per cent of the land area for communal open space, up from the current 30 per cent. -BT

Sheng Siong plans to operate supermarkets in China

Sheng Siong plans to hold a 60 per cent interest in the joint venture, which will have US$10 million in registered capital. -BT

5 things about HDB's Lease Buyback scheme

Owners of four-room Housing Board flats can now sell part of their lease back to the Government to supplement their retirement income. -ST

Another M'sian stock record at 7.67 billion shares

"The movement of the penny stocks has been getting out of hand." -The Star/ANN


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"Omg, you slept with the boss!"

Dating a supervisor, offending a VIP client, "breaking up" with ex-colleagues... only to beg them for help later. These women tell SASHA GONZALES how they survived career-killing moves. -Her World